He was a genius when it came to music and entertainment, but he was also human, like we all are. Unfortunately for him, Michael Jackson didn’t have the privacy or the space to work on his flaws and subsequently to grow with each lesson learned. Throughout the years, we have seen and read countless interviews… Read More Book Review: The Michael Jackson Tapes by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
As the world becomes smaller, be it with the help of intercontinental traveling or the Internet, it is becoming more and more evident that an easily definable identity is a thing of the past. If music is a good reflection of an individual’s identity, the increasing number of crossover musical genres testifies to this coming… Read More Book Review: Post Black: How a New Generation is Redefining African American Identity by Ytasha L. Womack
Hospitality is probably as old as humanity itself. I can easily imagine cave people inviting each other over to share fresh mammoth meat around the warmth of a fire. Since those (very) simple times, hospitality has evolved into a complex concept that varies from culture to culture, but also from one socioeconomic background to another.… Read More Not Breeding Passivity, or Who Would Have Thought that a Simple Dinner Could Turn into an Empowerment Festival?
Faith is a powerful ideological force in American politics, and God in the Obama Era gives readers a better understanding of its influence on the way nineteen presidents of the United States performed their duties, as well as how it might influence the current president. Helping readers navigate the tricky waters of the role of… Read More Book Review: God in the Obama Era: Presidents’ Religion and Ethics from George Washington to Barack Obama by Niels C. Nielsen